Indoor Air Quality
You can only control so much of your surrounding environment, but luckily, you can improve your indoor air quality (IAQ).
Most of us spend the vast majority of our day indoors. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the concentration of pollutants inside our Utah homes can be five times greater than outdoor levels in many instances. That means the air quality inside our homes can be more harmful than the air outdoors.
Fortunately, our team at Just Right Heating & Cooling can help you create a healthy home for yourself and your loved ones. Our 45-point energy audit will pinpoint areas of your Salt Lake City home susceptible to energy loss. At the same time, we’ll explore ways to improve your air quality and comfort.
At Just Right, we offer the following air treatment solutions for:
- Dust mites
- Indoor air pollution
- Pet dander
Give us a call today and begin your journey toward creating a healthy home. We offer convenient financing options and a customized Comfort Rewards Program designed to save you money. We look to make things just right for you!
What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?
Allergens, mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—these pollutants and others add up to compromise your air quality. Building materials, household cleaning products, smoking, pets—they all play a part in affecting the quality of the air you breathe.
High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants.
Unfortunately, the people most exposed to indoor air pollutants for the longest periods are often those most susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution. Such groups include the young, the elderly, and the chronically ill, especially those suffering from respiratory or cardiovascular disease.
DIY Tips: The 3 Best Methods to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution
- Source Control—This method is the most effective. Simply eliminate the source or adjust it accordingly.
- Ventilation—Open windows when the weather permits, and turn on your bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans while showering or cooking.
- Air Cleaning—You can choose from many air cleaners, depending on your needs.
What other steps can I take to improve my indoor air quality?
Change your furnace filters! Regularly replacing your furnace HVAC filters every 1 to 3 months has so many benefits, but it’s especially important during your spring and fall cleaning. These filters work hard to catch all the dust, dirt, allergens, pet dander, hair, and other particles and pollutants to keep them from circulating throughout your Salt Lake City home.
Enjoy the Just Right NovusAer Air Cleaner
The NovusAer whole-house air cleaner is a revolutionary product that will protect your family from harmful air. No matter how clean you keep your home, it’s likely full of harmful particles that can exacerbate allergies and asthma—and increase the likelihood of colds and flu.
You will enjoy the following benefits with our exclusive NovusAer Air Cleaner:
- Clean air for every room
- Scours the air in your home to eliminate dust, dander, and pollen
- Filters last up to 3 years
- Rivals the best filtration system at a fraction of the cost
- Extremely easy to maintain
- Guaranteed to be 10 times as efficient as standard filter systems
- 100 percent money-back guarantee
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied in your first year of ownership of the NovusAer whole-house air cleaner, and we can’t make you happy, we’ll refund your money!
Indoor Air Quality Maintenance
Air cleaners, air purifiers, ultraviolet (UV) lights, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers, work with your heating and cooling system. It only makes sense to have our team inspect your IAQ equipment during spring and fall tune-ups of your AC and furnace. Preventative maintenance keeps your equipment running stronger and longer.
Can the air ducts in my home affect my indoor air quality?
Air ducts are a hidden superhighway behind your walls, ceiling, and floors. They deliver fresh air to every room in your home—but they also tend to accumulate dust, debris, and other pollutants.
Industry standards recommend having your air ducts inspected every two to three years. Our professionals can check for cracks and leaks that could cost you money in escaped energy. We recommend having your ducts cleaned every five to seven years—more so if you have pets, allergies, or recently remodeled.
Upgrade Your Home Comfort Equipment
Upgrade to a variable-speed air conditioning (AC) unit for improved comfort at a reduced cost. Variable-speed systems run longer at lower speeds. Doing so controls humidity without running up your energy bill. Reduce your carbon footprint without compromising your comfort.
You might also try using an HVAC filter with a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) of 13 or higher. These filters capture microscopic airborne particles before they circulate in your airflow. Always check first your manufacturer guidelines regarding which filter to use. The wrong filter for your system could end up restricting your system’s airflow.
Call Your Indoor Air Quality Experts Today
At Just Right Heating & Cooling, we specialize in creating healthy homes. It starts with your Salt Lake City, UT, indoor air quality. Call us for a free consultation at (801) 302-1154 or request service online today.